If residing in the United States or another country where Red Cross instruction is given satisfactorily, pass the Red Cross Examination in Basic First Aid and receive your certificate. (11-14 years of age)
In British countries pass the examination in St. John Ambulance Junior First Aid examination and receive certificate for the same. (15 years and under)
- Know the causes of shock and demonstrate its proper treatment.
- Know the proper steps for rescue breathing.
- Know the proper procedures to assist a choking victim.
- Know the proper procedures to assist a bleeding victim.
- Know the pressure points and how to correctly apply pressure at these points.
- Know the proper procedure to assist a victim of poisoning.
- Demonstrate the proper procedure in splinting various broken bones in the body.
- Know the proper procedure to assist a first, second, and third degree burn victim.
- Know the proper procedure to assist a victim of a chemical burn.
- Know what situations are likely to cause carbon monoxide poisoning and the rescue and treatment techniques for such poisoning.
- Know the proper procedure for giving assistance to the victim of a head injury.
- Know the proper procedure for giving aid to a victim of internal injuries.
- Know the difference between a heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, and simple fainting, and the treatment for each.
- Know how to prevent infection.
- What is the proper treatment for a snake bite?
- What is the proper treatment for animal bites?
- What is the proper treatment for insect and spider bites?
- What is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and what is the treatment for each?
- What should you do if your clothes catch fire?
- What are the basic fire prevention principles for the home?
- What are the basic water safety principles?
- What are the ways to save a drowning victim without swimming?
- What are the basic electrical safety principles?
- How can you prevent food poisoning?
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